What is Applied and Clinical Sociology
Here is a classic answer to this question: http://www.aacc.edu/socgeo/qapricesteele.cfm
Sociological practice is a more general term for both Applied and Clinical Sociology. Steele and Price (2004) define sociological practice as “any use (often client-centered) of the sociological perspective and/or its tools in the understanding of, intervention in, and/or enhancement of human social life.” The American Sociological Association notes that applied and clinical sociologies are complementary approaches (Careers in Clinical Sociology, 2003).
Recently, on wikipedia, the topic of applied sociology has become subsumed under the related topic of public sociology. Please join us in addressing this mishap.